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Professional Book Reviews
No, you can not. We can’t stress enough that you should wait until you’ve finalized your book prior to submitting it for any IndieReader service. However, if you want to sign-up for a service to take advantage of a special offer and submit your book when it’s ready, just let us know.
As the saying goes, you can only make one first impression. Make it your best. We’ll be here when you’re ready.
We vet our IR Professional Reviewers very carefully to make sure they have the background, skill and training to write an IR Review.
IR’s Reader Reviews are done by readers who have expressed an interest in having IR send them lists of books from which they choose a genre they like to read. They then purchase the book, read it, write their reviews and post them to Amazon and GoodReads.
So while IR does guarantee that you will get the number of verified reviews you’ve paid for in 4-8 weeks, we cannot guarantee that they’ll be positive.
IR’s reviews are 350-400 words, exclusive of title, author name, IR rating and IR verdict.
IndieReader’s reviewers are tough, but fair, and they won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period.
Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.
One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed
Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots
Three stars = Good; worth reading
Four stars = Very good
Five stars = Excellent; must-read
If your book gets a rating of 4-5 stars it is considered IR Approved* and it will included in our monthly “Best Of” round-up in the Huffington Post. It will also be shared with the Association of Independent Authors (AIA).
IR and our reviewers read a range of genres–from autobiographies and self-help (non-fiction) to romance and mystery (fiction). We provide a drop-down menu so that you can select which genre best describes your book.
IR’s reviewers can read books in a variety of formats–from ebook files (mobi or epubs) to PDFs. And we also accept books in paper format.
A regular review costs $250 and takes 7-9 weeks.
A RUSH review costs $325 and takes 4-6 weeks.
You are free (and encouraged!) to use any part of your IndieReader review as long as you credit IR as the source.